(Will be updated whenever I think of more, but this is what I have so far. Hopefully it should help with character interactions with him.)
- Jareth is incredibly arrogant and proud, despite the fact that he rules over a dump. He does sincerely want to change The Goblin Kingdom, and make it a respectable place, because he wants to rule over a great kingdom, not a glorified garbage heap.
- While is is arrogant and proud, he knows they are character flaws. Incredibly sarcastic, Jareth finds it easier to make people believe he’s a jerk than actually making them like him, so while he would not turn down companionship, it would take long strides to get there.
- Jareth is one of the Fair Folk, meaning he is a Faerie, not a human. He is incredibly old and more powerful than he lets on. His home is Tir Na Nog, from which he was banished.
- Jareth gained rule over the Goblin Kingdom as punishment. When he was younger, he tried to overthrow the King, and failed. As punishment, the Fae Council decided that since he wanted to rule so badly, he could rule over the most vile kingdom out there, and thus sentenced him to become the King of the Goblins.
- Despite being forced into it, Jareth has a sense of pride in his Kingdom, as what it is now is everything he made it to be. Before he took over, it was basically a junk yard. He wants to build it up to be one of the greatest kingdoms in The Underground, to prove to those who punished him that he is more than competent as a King.
- Jareth takes immense pride in his Labyrinth, it’s like his baby.
- Regarding his job of running the Labyrinth: That is part of the punishment too. To instill the whole moral of ‘be careful what you wish for.’ The Fae made it Jareth’s job to instill this moral in humans who made stupid wishes, such as wishing their siblings away. They sent a subconscious thought Aboveground, and made it an urban legend that there was a Goblin King who would take your burden of a child away from you, along with everyone’s memory of them, but that child would turn into a goblin once he was forgotten. So of course, there are those who would test that theory, and so when they find out that it’s true, they have the options to accept the fact that they lost someone, or they can fight to keep them, and to fight means to complete the Labyrinth. If they do not complete the Labyrinth, or they give up half way, anything like that, they lose who they were fighting for, and the memories to accompany it, and the child gets turned into a goblin.
- While he hates the fact that most of these children will turn into goblins, and he really hates goblins, Jareth does enjoy toying with the Runners, and making things difficult for them.
- Regarding Sarah (This head canon will be the most to change as time goes on and Jareth interacts with Sarah more.):[updated 3/2/13] Jareth tries really hard not to think about Sarah. She was only in his life for that brief time after all, that it shouldn’t have affected him as much as it did. Still, she gets under his skin some times. Sometimes, he wishes she would come back for round two, but then he thinks of what a pain that would be, and moves on to other things.
*I am accepting offers for plots with a Sarah Williams RP blog. I don’t have a steady one, so I’m always open for something.
- Jareth tolerates seldom few creatures in the underground; the Goblin’s he has personally brought up to his Castle, the birds that nest outside his window, and the Doorknockers. Outside of genuinely liking those few, He sometimes likes to chat with the fox guards, and when he is feeling particularly melancholic will chat with the giant stone heads that send caution to runners. Anything else he just keeps around to run the Labyrinth, or because they, like him, are stuck there and need something to do and somewhere to stay.